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Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?

Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?

No: Iron metabolism is not related to bacterial infections although people with severe iron deficiency will have less active immune systems. Their bodies will not fight infection as effectively as others. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Bacterial infection in intestine / WBC 19000, is it normal for WBC to jump so high b/c of bacteria?

Bacterial infection in intestine  / WBC 19000, is it normal for WBC to jump so high b/c of bacteria?

WBC: It is a normal response to an infection to see a high white blood cell count. It should normalize when the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Hello my boyfriend keeps saying he as a warm sensation when he urinates and I recently found out I have a bacterial infection. Is it anyway he got a b?

Hello my boyfriend keeps saying he as a warm sensation when he urinates and I recently found out I have a bacterial infection. Is it anyway he got a b?

Unrelated? But...: "Bacterial infection" of the vagina usually is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. It usually causes no symptoms in men. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas are more common in BV, but the main symptom in men is discharge, not "warmth" when urinating. Still, he should see a doctor and you both should be tested for STDs. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.

What is tx for inflamed skin w/ possible fungal or bacterial infection? Skin s in a fold that stays moist, cannot be unfolded.

Yeast or fungal: Fungus or yeast infections are common in fold. This will easily recur. The best option isto clean area with dilute vinegar one teaspoon in a glass of water, followed by mica tin cream and finally diaper paste to decrease wetness and separate skin. You must deal with underlying weight issue with professional help. ...Read more

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Regarding bacterial infection pain: how long does it last?

Cannot predict: It would depend on the severity of the infection, the cause, location, etc. Generally, with the right antibiotic, an infection is usually cleared up in 7-10 days ...Read more

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What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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I seem to always get bacterial infections after my monthly why is that?

Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a person gets a lot of bacterial infections?

Wrong pH: Recurrent BV is usually due to a vaginal basic ph. You treat the bacteria and the make the vaginal ph acidic with vinegar douching followed by probiotics by mouth. Consider probiotic tabs or danactive or activia yogurt orally. These have acidophillus that will colonize the vagina. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my bacterial infection has not gone away, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my bacterial infection has not gone away, what do you suggest?

See your Doc: If you have been on antibiotics or never been on antibiotics and you have an infection that persists - you must see your doc. There is a chance you need an antibiotic or a different antibiotic. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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By what I have been told I have a bacterial infection could a bacterial infection linger on for months if its untreated ?

By what I have been told I have a bacterial infection could a bacterial infection linger on for months if its untreated ?

It can, depends: Some bacterial infections, like a chronic pneumonia or a topical skin infection like impetigo, can persist for a few weeks to months. More likely, they would get worse until they were unbearable or caused an abscess. They do eventually go away by themselves at times, but like the olden days, they also used to kill people when unchecked or untreated. ...Read more

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Prescribed metonidazole for bacterial infection. Do I need to fill the un-numbered applicator fully for it to be 5 grams ?

Prescribed metonidazole for bacterial infection. Do I need to fill the un-numbered applicator fully for it to be 5 grams ?

Fill it full: Read the package insert, or ask your pharmacist for the form you have. Here is more info: that says to fill the applicator full http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/metronidazole-vaginal-route/proper-use/drg-20064738 ...Read more

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What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

What does a skin bacterial infection look like?

Bacterial infection: This will vary with the type of infection. Cellulitis or infection of the skin will usually show redness, induration (hard swelling), warmth of the area, tenderness, sometimes discharge which may be purulent, and occasionally there will be pain out of proportion to the clinical appearance if the infection has progressed beneath the skin and is producing fasciiitis. ...Read more

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Can echinacea and goldenseal treat bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: There is no conclusive evidence of the efficacy of echinacea and goldenseal in treating any form of infection. There is good evidence that they have little or any effect on viral illnesses. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis give you any other bacterial infections?

Bacterial infection: Acute bronchitis is 95+% viral, but the viruses can alter the immune mechanisms of the upper respiratory tract and thereby make the patient more susceptible to secondary bacterial infections. This is particularly true with the influenza and parainfluenza viruses. ...Read more

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Does green mucous mean that I have a bacterial infection?

Not necessarily: The color of the mucous is dependent on the cells involved in the inflammatory process, not necessarily infection, and the chemicals/products they contain on bursting. We rely on more symptoms and risks for treatment to avoid resistance. If you have risk factors and fever and change in the intensity of symptoms, we are more likely to treat with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What si the difference between a viral and bacterial infection?

What si the difference between a viral and bacterial infection?

Bacteria are cells: Bacteria are cells, they are living and have a cell wall. Viruses consist of dna, or RNA usually with proteins around the nuclear material, but they do not have a cell wall. Viruses are about 1/10th the size of a bacteria. Bacteria cause infection by causing an inflammatory response while viruses get inside your cells then replicate and cause problems.From the inside out of your cells. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat dry itchy balls, bacterial infection?

What can be used to treat dry itchy balls, bacterial infection?

Dry skin: The most common cause is overwashing. Minimize bathing, especially with hot water and soap. Fungal infections (athlete's foot) can also cause itching, but more often in the groin (inner thighs) than on the scrotum itself. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more